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Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2023, 09:03:35 PM »
Lovely work!  :) I can't help but note how shiny the decals on the shields are... Would a thin coat of matte medium or matte varnish be something worth considering perhaps?

Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2023, 06:29:15 PM »
Hello and thanks,

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Would a thin coat of matte medium or matte varnish be something worth considering perhaps?

I don't know... I'm afraid of damaging the decals....

Maybe a Lead adventure Forum's member has a solution....

Nikkobourges

Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2023, 06:44:01 PM »
Well, if you're concerned then just try a little matte medium thinned with some clean water.

You can also use Citadel's Lahmian Medium, or their Contrast Mixing Medium, or Army Painter's Wash Medium.

All these are is essentially "blank" paint - i.e., no pigment. So they are transparent, especially when applied thinly, and have a nice matte finish.

They don't offer any protection like varnish if course, but they are useful for unifying different finishes, and are "supposed" to be mixed into washes and paints to make them more translucent.

If painting over decals causes them no harm, then the medium will also be fine! ;)

Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2023, 03:33:07 PM »
Hello and thanks Major_Gilbear,

I will try Citadel's Lahmian Medium on the decals.

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Offline Johnny Boy

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2023, 06:24:21 PM »
I learned the hard way with using Daler Rowney Matt varnish on LBMS shield transfers so what I did in the end was coat the shields with Citadel storm shield varnish, let it set for a few days then coated over with my usual acrylic Matt varnish. Hope this helps
JB

Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2023, 04:59:51 PM »
Hello and thanks Johnny Boy,

I don't try to use citadel varnish for the moment.... Maybe soon...

A new slave's unit...




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Offline Easy E

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2023, 08:53:39 PM »
Thumb's up!
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2023, 12:28:47 AM »
Excellent! I love the variety in each of your rebel slaves units, they’re all so visually interesting.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2023, 06:20:57 AM »
Simple and effective method with decals, bung on a coat of Vallejo gloss varnish, leave overnight, then matt 'em with your varnish of choice.

 :)
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Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2023, 08:34:39 AM »
Hello and thanks,

I dont know which miniatures could represent later roman republic cavalry :
Aventine republic cavalry with montifortino helmet ?
Or boethian helmet ?

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Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2023, 10:58:22 AM »
Hello,
I have finished a new slave's unit....




The two last painted units....


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Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2023, 02:19:49 PM »
Really beautiful looking armies Nikko! :-*

Christopher

Offline nikkobourges

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2023, 05:04:51 PM »
Hello and thanks Christopher,

Some pictures of my slaves' army.....




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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2023, 05:09:33 PM »
Wow, that will give the Romans something to fear! That’s a very impressive army!

Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Spartacus' army
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2023, 05:46:20 PM »
Impressive! 8)

Christopher

 

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